Will you tell President Biden and Congress to stop U.S. funds from being used to kill Palestinians and take their homes?
You've probably seen press coverage or social media posts about the violence in the Middle East, which has left more than 100 Palestinians dead, including children. But most mainstream coverage doesn't tell you that the violence is lopsided. Israel's military and their powerful weaponry, funded by the United States, are responsible for the overwhelming majority of those killed and injured over the last few days.
This includes the deaths of Palestinian children and possible war crimes like the destruction of an apartment complex in Gaza.1
It's time for Congress to act. Rep. Betty McCollum has proposed new legislation that would prevent U.S. funding to Israel from being used to violate the human rights of Palestinians.2 Numerous progressives in Congress have co-sponsored this bill, but we need more allies to help it pass. Can you speak up in this urgent moment?
Sign the petition: Tell President Biden and Congress to stop U.S. funds from being used to kill Palestinians and demolish their homes!
The Defending the Human Rights of Palestinian Children and Families Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act would prevent U.S. funds from being used by Israel to oppress the Palestinian people, take their land, bulldoze their homes, and numerous other actions that have undermined peace and justice.3
Congress has the power and the responsibility to help stop this. Rep. McCollum put it well last month when proposing her legislation:
"Peace can only be achieved by respecting human rights, especially the rights of children, and this includes the U.S. taking responsibility for how taxpayer-funded aid is used by recipient countries, Israel included. Congress must stop ignoring the unjust and blatantly cruel mistreatment of Palestinian children and families living under Israeli military occupation."4
There's no time to lose. Will you send an urgent message to President Biden and your representatives in Congress?
Add your name: Stop U.S. funds from being used by Israel to oppress the Palestinian people!
1. Common Dreams, "Israel Condemned for 'Unambiguous War Crime' After Destroying Gaza Apartment Tower," May 11, 2021.
2. Rep. Betty McCollum, "McCollum Introduces Historic Legislation: Defending the Human Rights of Palestinian Children and Families Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act," April 15, 2021.